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Trivia Quiz - Big Band Grab Bag #1

Big Band trivia!

Quiz Number: 327
Date Submitted: March 28, 2006
Quiz Categories: Big Band
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: garrett
Average Score: 44.9 percent
Times Taken: 1,209 times
Taken by Registered Users: 29

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Big Band Grab Bag 1
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1. What was Jimmy Dorsey's brother's name?
  A.   Billy Dorsey
  B.   Johnny Dorsey
  C.   Tommy Dorsey
  D.   Ricky Dorsey

2. What musical instrument did Glenn Miller play?
  A.   trombone
  B.   trumpet
  C.   saxaphone
  D.   French horn

3. What singer did Frank Sinatra replace in the Tommy Dorsey band?
  A.   Dick Haymes
  B.   Jack Leonard
  C.   Joey Bishop
  D.   Dean Martin

4. What song was a top 20 hit for Louis Armstrong, Bobby Darin, and Lawrence Welk?
  A.   Just One More Chance
  B.   What a Wonderful World
  C.   Dream a Little Dream of Me
  D.   Mack The Knife

5. What songwriter first achieved nationwide fame in 1910 with "Alexander's Ragtime Band?"
  A.   Irving Berlin
  B.   Cab Calloway
  C.   Vaughn Monroe
  D.   Isham Jones

6. What was the theme song of the Dorsey Brothers Band?
  A.   Auld Lang Syne
  B.   I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You
  C.   I Got Rythym
  D.   Mack The Knife

7. Who was "The King of Swing?"
  A.   Benny Goodman
  B.   Glenn Miller
  C.   Artie Shaw
  D.   Duke Ellington

8. In 1942, RCA awarded its first-ever "gold record" award. Who received the award?
  A.   Count Basie
  B.   Harry James
  C.   Glenn Miller
  D.   Benny Goodman

9. What was Guy Lombardo's theme song?
  A.   Mack The Knife
  B.   I Got Rythym
  C.   Auld Lang Syne
  D.   I'm Sitting on Top of the World

10. What was the name of Jimmy Dorsey's biggest hit?
  A.   Amapola
  B.   Shall We Dance?
  C.   So Rare
  D.   Let's Dance®   

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